Professor S Jayasinghe

Senior Professor


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  • MBBS (Colombo), MD (Colombo), MRCP (UK), MD by thesis (Bristol), FRCP (London), FCCP,  PhD by thesis (Colombo),


  • Professor Saroj Jayasinghe, MBBS, MD (Colombo), MRCP (UK), MD by thesis (Bristol), FRCP (London), FCCP, PhD by thesis (Colombo), and Fellow of the National Academy of Science. He was the fifth Chair Professor of Medicine, University of Colombo and one of the longest serving consultant physicians at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka.

    Prof Jayasinghe has taught many generations of undergraduates and postgraduates in Sri Lanka and overseas. He is an experienced examiner at the MBBS, MD and MRCP and supervised and examined several Masters and Doctorates by research in Sri Lanka and Australia. He was a key figure in the curriculum reforms of the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo and introduced innovations such as problem-based learning, skills laboratory and OSCEs. He helped to streamline the teaching of medicine as a discipline and helped to link its teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels to a seamless progression of competencies. He chaired a committee that developed the 2016 prospectus for the MD (Medicine) that augmented assessments in communication skills, observed history taking and work-place based assessments.

    Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

    • The National Academy of Science

    Recent Publications

    1. T Thoradeniya, S Jayasinghe (2021) | COVID-19 and future pandemics: a global systems approach and relevance to SDGs, Globalization and Health 17 (1), 1-10
    2. S Jayasinghe (2021) | Ethics and Health Communication in English: Tackling the Consequences of Colonial Era Linguicism and Racism, Asian Bioethics Review 13 (2), 245-253
    3. D Hettiarachchi, N Noordeen, C Gamakaranage, EARBD Somarathne, S Jayasinghe (2021) | Ethical Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic—Lessons from Sri Lanka, Asian Bioethics Review 13 (2), 225-233
    4. W Wickramaarachchi, SSN Perera, S Jayasinghe (2021) | Follow us on, Update 2 (54), 54
    5. AS Warnakulasuriya, NY Dinushka, AAC Dias, H Ariyarathne, C Ramraj, S Jayasinghe (2021) | A Readout Circuit Based on Zero Potential Crosstalk Suppression for a Large Piezoresistive Sensor Array: Case Study Based on a Resistor Model, IEEE Sensors Journal
    6. B Subhani, D Wijayaratne, S Jayasinghe (2021) | Lessons from the frontlines: a junior doctor’s experience of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in a resource-limited setting, Medical Humanities
    7. MA Niriella, DS Ediriweera, AP De Silva, BHR Premarathna, S Jayasinghe (2021) | Dengue and leptospirosis infection during the coronavirus 2019 outbreak in Sri Lanka, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    8. J Corburn, D Vlahov, B Mberu, L Riley, WT Caiaffa, SF Rashid, A Ko, S Jayasinghe (2021) | Correction to: Slum Health: Arresting COVID-19 and Improving Well-Being in Urban Informal Settlements, Journal of Urban Health 98 (2), 309-310
    9. S Jayasinghe, S Weerawarana, DT Jayaweera (2021) | Addressing COVID-19 in Resource-Poor Settings: Comparing the Experiences of Vietnam and Sri Lanka, American Journal of Public Health 111 (3), 387-389
    10. A De Silva, MV Perera, N Wijethilake, S Jayasinghe, ND Nanayakkara (2021) | A Thickness Sensitive Vessel Extraction Framework for Retinal and Conjunctival Vascular Tortuosity Analysis, arXiv preprint arXiv:2101.00435
    11. M Wijayabandara, D Wijesundara, C Gamakaranage, P Karunanayake, S Jayasinghe (2021) | Dengue fever complicated with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction-a therapeutic conundrum: our experience from two cases, Asian Journal of Medical Sciences 12 (1), 118-123
    12. C Rodrigo, P Nawarathne, S Jayasinghe (2021) | Chronic interstitial nephritis in agricultural communities (CINAC) and lysosomal tubulopathy: Is there a place for anti-oxidants?, Medical Hypotheses 146, 110414
    13. MA Niriella, DS Ediriweera, AP De Silva, R Premarathne, P Balasooriya, S Jayasinghe (2020) | Hydroxychloroquine for post-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19 among naval personnel in Sri Lanka: study protocol for a randomized, controlled trial, Trials 21 (1), 1-6
    14. PKB Mahesh, MW Gunathunga, S Jayasinghe, SM Arnold, SN Liyanage (2020) | Post-stroke Quality of Life Index: A quality of life tool for stroke survivors from Sri Lanka, Health and quality of life outcomes 18 (1), 1-11
    15. W Wickramasinghe, C Karunathilaka, S Jayasinghe, L Gooneratne (2020) | Transient elevation of serum ferritin in a Sri Lankan with homozygosity for H63D mutation in the HFE gene: a case report, Journal of Medical Case Reports 14 (1), 1-4
    16. S Jayasinghe (2020) | Conceptualizing Mind Wandering Using a Systems Approach: a Preliminary Exploration, Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science 54 (4), 742-751
    17. AP Senanayake, D Indrakantha, S Sumathipala, K Wanigasuriya, S Jayasinghe (2020) | Features of Covid-19 patients detected during community screening: A study from a rural hospital in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Medical Journal 65 (3)
    18. S Yoganandamoorthy, M Munasinghe, LVU Wanigasuriya, S Jayasinghe (2020) | Non-invasive assessment of endothelial dysfunction: A novel method to predict severe COVID-19? , Medical Hypotheses 144, 110229
    19. A Attanayake, SSN Perera, S Jayasinghe (2020) | Phenomenological Modelling of COVID-19 Epidemics in Sri Lanka, Italy, the United States, and Hebei Province of China, Computational and mathematical methods in medicine 2020
    20. A Abeygunasekera, S Jayasinghe (2020) | Is the anti-filarial drug diethylcarbamazine useful to treat COVID-19? , Medical hypotheses 143, 109843


    • Consultant to the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

    Positions Held/Hold or service Rendering/Rendering (University Level/National Level/International Level)

    • Emeritus Professor, University of  Colombo